Joined May 6 2013
58 years old
Dennis Shipman has an eclectic background and has traveled widely. He was born on New York’s Long Island. Dennis never graduated from high school; Westbury public school district issued him one of the state’s first Letters of Completion. Basically it stated that he had completed 12 years of high school, but was deficient or short enough credit hours to be graduated. While living in Trenton, New Jersey, he was told by a naval recruiter that his scores on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude [ASVTB] were so high he could easily pass his GED. One never to disappoint, he took the walk-in examination given at Mercer County Community College without any preparation and was granted a General Equivalency Diploma by the New Jersey Department of Education.
A true renaissance man, Dennis is an adjunct professor at Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, an author, a musician, an ordained minister, a martial artist, broadcaster, and raconteur. He received his Associate in Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the State University of New York, a Bachelor of Science in social and behavioral sciences from the same college, a Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies from the State University of New York, and is currently a doctoral student in Medical Anthropology.
He has worked and has studied in Athens, Greece at the College of Southeastern Europe while working as a bodyguard to a number of Greek dignitaries. Dennis hosted an acclaimed radio show in the Greater New York City Metropolitan region; and professionally played baritone saxophone and flute for a Salsa band. His pieces have been published in Essence, NYC IMC, and The Village Voice to name a few. Newsday did a profile on him for a community service project that he implemented in Queens. He blogs currently at, Dennis Shipman, The Alternative Voice located at www.dennisshipman.blogspot.com.
An avid athlete, Dennis has practiced martial arts most of his adult life, and received a black belt in the renowned Vee Arnis Jitsu system of Jiu Jitsu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFMMKBM6V_M from the late, great Grandmaster to the Masters Professor Florendo Malcruz Visitacion. Believing that true spirituality cannot be separated from one’s secular interests, Dennis was ordained by Servant House Evangelistic Ministries.
Dennis holds an enviable number of memberships in numerous professional, fraternal, religious, and social organizations. He can be contacted at www.eastnymanagement.net.